Because employee involvement is such a big part of self-funded health plans, workers are being encouraged to make decisions that lead to better health. Here’s one example of how a smoking cessation program is paying off now and for the long-term. Boon-Chapman, a third party administrator (TPA) in Texas, developed a successful workplace wellness program on behalf of a client with a self-funded plan that encourages employees to quit smoking. With it, workers receive a free prescription for nicotine addiction meds once they complete a series of educational classes. The number of smokers enrolled in the client’s plan dropped by 10% in the first year alone, and the program is now being rolled out to spouses and dependents. From the TPA’s perspective, the expenses to fund this program will amount to far less than the cost of covering a smoking population. Learn more about Boon-Chapman’s take on self-funding success in this article.
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